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July 15, 2024 - 10:00:10

Bobby J’s said fishing was a lot like last week. They credited warm water and the mid-moon for the holding pattern but the lack of change wasn’t really a bad thing. Striped bass is the main species most customers are targeting and the fishing is good. Bass can be found from the river east to New Haven Harbor. They’d heard from customers who were catching fish on a variety of structures from areas around the river to deep water structure and from the beaches. If you’re out while the sun is up your best bet is to be fishing with live bunker. The one exception has been a trolled tube and worm. Topwater lures have been effective at low light periods and especially at daybreak. The nighttime bite has also been good with fish falling to soft plastics and chunks. Chunks are also working well fished at night along the beaches. There aren’t many bluefish in the area at the moment but they are sprinkled in amongst the stripers. Jason said the current ratio of bass to bluefish is 30 to one. Fluke fishing has slowed. It isn’t for lack of fish in the area – they’d heard from one boat who’d landed 60 flatfish in a day. Despite the volume of fish there was not a single keeper in that catch. Scup fishing is outstanding from both shore and boat. There are still lots of spot mixed in with the porgies as bycatch. The customers they’d talked to who have been targeting blackfish have been able to find their limits. There are some blue crabs around but word is you have to work for them if you’re going to try and make a meal.

July 08, 2024 - 08:31:23

Bobby J’s said striper fishing continues to be excellent throughout the region despite warming water temperatures. Bass can be found from the river east to New Haven Harbor. They’d heard from customers who were catching fish on a variety of types of structure from areas around the river to deep water structure and from the beaches. If you’re out while the sun is up your best bet is to be fishing with live bunker. The bass have been very particular during daylight hours and will forego most artificial lures for the real thing. The one exception has been a trolled tube and worm. Topwater lures have been effective at low light periods and especially at daybreak. The nighttime bite has also been good with fish falling to soft plastics and chunks. Chunks are also working well fished at night along the beaches. There aren’t many bluefish in the area at the moment but they are sprinkled in amongst the stripers. The red hot fluke bite has slowed to some degree. The huge shoals of sand eels have thinned out to some degree as have the flatfish. There is a still a pick of some keeper sized fish around but the light out action from a few weeks ago is no longer the norm. Scup fishing is outstanding from both shore and boat. One notable observation from many who were porgy fishing this week was about the amount of spot coming in as bycatch. A few customers headed out in search of summer tog and found mostly shorts with a few keepers mixed in. There are some blue crabs around but word is you have to work for them if you’re going to try and make a meal.

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